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Dogwoof sends “Supermensch” to Europe, Canada

Distributors in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have acquired Mike Myers' documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (pictured).
March 5, 2014

Dogwoof has sold actor-turned-director Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (pictured) to distributors in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The distributor has sold all rights to the film to Rapid Eye Films in Germany and Austria; Non Stop Entertainment in Scandinavia; Vendetta Films in Australia and New Zealand; Kinosmith in Canada; and Jaguar Distribution for global in-flight (excluding the U.S. and the UK).

Supermensch world premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. RADiUS-TWC picked up the North American rights thereafter and Dogwoof nabbed global rights earlier this year. The film is due to screen at SXSW in Austin, Texas this month.

It will roll out in the United States in the early summer, in UK cinemas in July, and digitally across all global territories sold to coincide with the American and UK VoD release in the fall.

The doc follows the career of manager and producer Shep Gordon, who worked with musical acts such as Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross and Blondie, and is credited in with ushering the era of celebrity chefs on television. Gordon met Myers in the 1990s and they have remained close friends.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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